Hardwood flooring is more than just flooring. It’s an investment that adds beauty and value to your home for many years to come. So, why not trust professionals with your hardwood installation? Our experts have the skills and the knowledge to get the job done right, and we’ll ensure a beautiful installation that exceeds your expectations.
Before your hardwood flooring installation
You want a problem-free installation. To help ensure one, here are a few things to do before our installers arrive. First, make sure you know who’s removing your existing flooring. If you wish, the installer will do it. If not, you should make arrangements to have it removed. Next, know who’s moving the furniture. Decide in advance if you want to take on the responsibility or if you want the installer to handle it. Either way, be sure to remove all fragile items from the room. Measure door clearances before you have your hardwood flooring installed. If the new flooring is thicker than your existing flooring, door bottoms may rub. Plan in advance to have someone shave or saw the correct amount off the bottom of each door so it does not drag. If you’re planning to paint, wallpaper, or do any other remodeling in the room, it’s best to do it before your hardwood flooring is installed. Keep extra paint to touch up any post-installation nicks.
During your hardwood flooring installation
To make your hardwood flooring look good now and for a long time to come, proper installation is critical. Here’s the procedure an experienced installation professional will follow.
Current flooring: A professional installer will evaluate your flooring and subfloor construction and will know whether to remove the existing flooring or install on top of it. If it’s removed, the installer knows how much preparation is needed for the subfloor—like use of a leveling compound—or if a new subfloor should be placed over the old one.
Moisture testing: Proper acclimation and moisture testing are required so floors won’t cup, buckle, or develop gaps later. Your installer will follow this critical step for either solid or engineered hardwood.
Installation: Using the proper equipment, your installer will nail or glue boards in place, working from multiple cartons to create consistency in the look of the floor. When encountering unforeseen problems, experienced installers know how to solve them.
Overall quality: Professional installation ensures that your flooring will look beautiful and perform well over time. It’s a good idea to check with us directly to find out if there are other actions we recommend before installation. Just call a member of our friendly sales staff.